#SundayStills- In the Pink #Photography #Gardenlife

This week's Sunday Stills photography challenge is focused on PINK. You can find out more on Terri Webster Schrandt's blog here. I always called the plant above my Rose of Sharon, and only just recently learned it's actually a variety of Azalea. Pink is one of my favorite shades in the garden, beginning with this …

Counting my Blessings #Inspirational #Life

This holiday season I'm counting my blessings With so much craziness in the world, I'm finding it more important than ever to be grateful for what I have such as a relatively healthy family, food for our tummies, and a warm roof over our heads. There are many who lack these basic necessities, and there …

#BookReview- Two Memorable #Reads From @AHarmon_Author and @NinadeGramont #WomensFic

Photo by rikka ameboshi on Pexels.com I've had a productive week writing and reading. That's right, I said WRITING, lol. After what feels like forever, I finally warmed up my middle finger (not for that!) and started pecking away at my keyboard. If you look up procrastination in the dictionary, I'm pretty sure you'll find …

Enjoying the Outdoors- #SundayStills #Lifestyle

The Sunday Stills Challenge hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt is sports and hobbies this week. You can join the challenge here. Being Canadian, hockey stands out as one of our favorite sport activities. From Wikipedia The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor game was played on March …

#NewRelease- Love, Comment, Subscribe by @CathyYardley #Romance

Today, Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley is out! Check out the gorgeous new romcom and grab your copy today! Title: Love, Comment, Subscribe Author: Cathay Yardley Genre: Romantic Comedy About Love, Comment, Subscribe: Back in high school, Lily Wang wanted to be popular, but she considered herself lucky to be part of a tight …

Smorgasbord Podcast – Poetry and Flash Fiction – A celebration of Autumn – by Sally Cronin

The amazing Sally Cronin is highlighted on Showboat TV!

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I recently recorded a piece of flash fiction and a poem that was aired on Saturday 25th September by Showboat TV.. I recorded on Anchor and the two pieces are also on

But they are short so if you would like to hear them…here they are.

And here is the Double Etheree…

I hope you have enjoyed and as always would love to receive your feedback

You can find all my books and buy links:Sally’s Books and Reviews 2021

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#BookReview- The Good and the Not So Good #Romance #Reading

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This week I read a book I had a hard time setting aside, and one I had a hard time picking up. There's nothing better than a book that can make you forget where you are. Karen Robards has that talent. Her stories are fast-paced, action-adventure over-the-top suspense with a …

#Autumn colors #SundayStills in the #PacificNorthwest

Autumn has arrived in the Pacific Northwest- my favorite time of the year! This week's Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is Signs of Autumn. You can see her wonderful photos and join in here. The photo above is one of our maple trees. The leaves are picking up a leathery, worn look. I …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update – #Reviews – #PsychologicalThriller Emiliya Ahmadova, #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Family Lisette Brodey

Sally Cronin shares a wonderful review written by Sandra Cox for Secrets, Lies & Alibis, along with reviews for Emiliya Ahmadova and LIsette Brodey.
Thank you, Sally!

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Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

The first author today is Emiliya Ahmadova with a review for Caribbean Tears – a psychological thriller.

About the book

Sheila is kidnapped and shipped to Venezuela, where she is sold to a brothel owned by a woman by the name of Bernadette. There her nightmare begins, as she is forced into prostitution. She is tormented nightly by the brutal Victor, who is Bernadette’s lover and the brothel’s supervisor. Despite her daily tortures, Sheila keeps hoping for escape. She befriends the other women at the brothel, including a teenage girl, who benefit from her positive outlook.

Will Sheila be able to escape her nightmare and get her life back?

​Back in Trinidad, a badly burned body of another woman is mistaken for Sheila. Believing she is dead, her husband eventually begins a…

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#NewRelease- Serve ‘N’ Protect by @TeeOFallon #RomSuspense

SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT by Tee O’Fallon is out now! Check it out and grab your copy today! Title: Serve ‘N’ Protect Author: Tee O’Fallon Genre: Romantic Suspense About Serve ‘N’ Protect: Ambushed and left for dead, U.S. Secret Service K-9 Officer Markus York is on the mend and laying low in a safe house while …

#NewRelease- Romance by The Book by Sarah Ready #RomCom

Welcome to Romeo, NY where it's not a matter of if you find your soul mate, only when. Romance by the Book, an all new hilarious and romantic standalone from author Sarah Ready is available now! Book-loving librarian Jessie has loved Gavin Williams for practically her whole life. So when a psychic predicts that Gavin …

#BookBlast- My Journey to a @bookBub with Twilight’s Encore #RomSuspense #Reading

Twilight's Encore, book 3 in the Wounded Hearts series, is on #sale until September 12th! Every month I submit one of my books to BookBub in the hopes of scoring one of their career-changing Feature ads, and usually I get a 'sorry, we only accept a small number of stories turned in'. I can understand …

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge #TankaProse – Bear Witness by Sally Cronin

A thought-provoking poem by Sally Cronin. Freedom is a privilege many never see.

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This week for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 241 it is to create in a specific form which is Tanka Prose…

Here is my Tanka Prose –

Bear Witness

Images seared on the mind. Men, women and children fleeing a future they have experienced before. Faith lost in those who swore to protect. Fear that borders crossed only hold more danger. Spectators from afar can only look on powerlessly, grateful for the safety and peace they often take for granted.

Do not look away
bear witness to tragedy
give deepest respect
to those who flee tyranny
do not become complacent

©Sally Cronin 2021

There is still time to participate in this week’s challenge: Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 241 it is to create in a specific form

My latest book is a collection of poetry and was published in July 2021 and here is a recent review.

One of…

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August #BookReviews @maeClair1 @jacqbiggar @WillieNelson @LisaWellsauthor @teagangeneviene @sashawrites

I stumbled across a lovely review for Secrets, Lies & Alibis on Jan K Sikes​’s always interesting #blog- check it out!

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What a great month of reading I had! I am super excited to share my thoughts on the books I devoured!


I am a huge fan of Mae Clair’s writing and thought I had read everything she’d written until I ran across this book. And I’m glad I did!

Caithelden Breckwood is a tortured soul, carrying the weight of guilt for the death of his best friend. But they were only kids and all because of his family wealth and family name. Now he’s an adult with a set of steel bars around his heart and a new last name leaving behind all association to the Breckwood family. The only one he lets in is his young son, Derrick. He’s fiercely protective, determined that what happened to him will not ever happen to his son.

However, when he is hired as a Private Investigator to get to the…

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Alinta Bay Series by Iris Blobel #Contemporary #Romance #Reading @_Iris_B

Defying Rules Alinta Bay Book 1 by Iris Blobel Genre: Contemporary Australian Romance Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness… Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update – #Reviews – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Historical #Paranormal Roberta Eaton Cheadle, #PostApocolyptic Harmony Kent

Sally Cronin shares a wonderful review for Secrets, Lies & Alibis, along with book reviews for Robbie Cheadle and Harmony Kent.
Plenty of great #summerreading choices!

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Welcome to the first of the author updates this week with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

The first review today is for USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar – Secrets, Lies & Alibis (Wounded Hearts Book 8)

About the book

An elusive danger brings two obstinate lovers together for the sake of their unborn child

SAC Agent Amanda Rhinehold is driven to succeed, so it’s a bitter pill to swallow when she is forced to accept a demotion in order to distance herself from an error in judgment– one that leaves her pregnant.

Adam O’Connor uses his playboy image to keep anyone from getting too close. History has shown the people he cares about tends to get hurt, he’s like the proverbial bad luck charm. When an affair with his supervisor goes sideways and she leaves town, he figures it’s for the best, though his heart isn’t…

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#NewRelease- Hitched to The Gunslinger by @MichelleMcLean #Western #Romance

HITCHED TO THE GUNSLINGER by Michelle McLean is out now! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today! Title: Hitched to the Gunslinger Author: Michelle McLean Genre: Historical fiction About Hitched to the Gunslinger: Gray “Quick Shot” Woodson is the fastest gun west of the Mississippi. Unfortunately, he’s ready to hang up …